2015 NFL Draft: Post-Week One of Free Agency Mock Draft

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Jan 2, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; IIowa Hawkeyes offensive lineman Brandon Scherff (68) before the start of their game against theTennessee Volunteers in the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Scherff. 9. player. 31. Scherff just looks like a Giant, doesn’t he? But regardless of looks, Scherff will offer this team exactly what it needs, and offensive lineman. His versatility to play either a guard or right tackle will help this team tremendously. The team will then have the chance <a href=. Offensive Tackle. Iowa

After adding Nick Fairley to their defensive line, I can imagine the Rams will even consider a defensive player in the draft. Although it seems like the Rams are endless in their effort to load up their defense and especially its line, they turn their attention to the offensive line. The Rams acquired Nick Foles this off-season and have Tre Mason from last year’s draft. Continuing to improve the offensive line is the key to this team’s improvement. La’el Collins gives them both a guard or tackle depending on where they’d like to employ him. He’s a capable pass-blocker, but a mauling run-blocker, which should help Mason. He’s a great pick for the Rams’ future.. Offensive Tackle. LSU. La'el Collins. 10. player. 51

11. player. 60. Head coach Mike Zimmer is from the school of thought that a defense can never have enough defensive backs. Their defensive line and looking very good despite missing out on Michael Johnson, and adding Waynes will help the Vikings deal with the NFC North’s plethora of receivers and passing attacks. He’ll match with Xavier Rhodes and Captain Munnerlyn to form a highly talented core in the secondary.. Cornerback. Michigan State. Trae Waynes

53. The Browns must add a receiver after losing Josh Gordon to suspension and Jordan Cameron to the Dolphins. The team’s prospects under center remain undetermined, but if whomever they decide to employ there is to have any semblance of a chance, he’ll need a receiving threat. Kevin White is this necessary receiver and is a burner who can stretch the field, which should help a burgeoning running game.. Wide Receiver. West Virginia. Kevin White. 12. player

15. The Saints are investing a lot in an effort to improve their defense, including trading Jimmy Graham to the Seahawks. Shane Ray’s relentless pursuit of the quarterback will help build on Junior Gallette’s effort while making things easier for what could become a solid group in the secondary. Rob Ryan gets a weapon here. Hopefully it helps the Saints turn things around.. Defensive End. Missouri. Shane Ray. 13. player

The Dolphins no longer need a defensive tackle after signing Ndamukong Suh during free agency. Instead, the team changes its focus to the middle of the defense. After trading away Dannell Ellerbe in exchange for Kenny Stills, they have very little at linebacker. Shaq Thompson is a highly versatile defender who can help the Dolphins defend opposing pass catching tight ends, which the league continues to acquire at a high rate. The Patriots employ several tight ends in this way. Best yet, if Thompson proves inept at linebacker, he can be used t safety, or maybe even as a running back. In the end, he should add speed and playmaking ability to the defense.. Linebacker. Washington. Shaq Thompson. 14. player. 59

Washington. Marcus Peters. 15. player. 42. Truthfully, I’m not even sure where to start with this team. Unexpectedly, this team is going through an even bigger transition than they likely planned. With that said, it seems the 49ers will begin by rebuilding its defense after losing several of the unit’s cogs including Patrick Willis and Justin Smith. The rebuild starts with Marcus Peters in the secondary. The unit is probably the defense’s weakest especially after losing Perrish Cox and Chris Culliver. Marcus Peters is a physical corner who could help rebuild the unit.. Cornerback

16. player. 10. The Texans have a pretty strong roster and because of it may go with the best player available. With Parker potentially representing this player and the team’s loss of Andre Johnson, this is the selection. Parker would pair with DeAndre Hopkins to represent a formidable duo and help the Texans latest quarterback. The team may have bigger needs, but Parker is a great value here.. Wide Receiver. Louisville. DeVante Parker

Next: Selections 17-24 (including the Bengals latest)

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